December 2009 Events

 

  

December 1, 2009 Holidays and Events in California

 

BRENTWOOD - Brentwood Holiday On Ice. Twinkling outdoor light-filled rink under a big tent. Located next to the Streets of Brentwood shops, public ice skating goes to Jan. 10. Cost: $10, $5 skate rental. Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun - 12:30 to 10 p.m. approx.; Mon, Tues, Thurs - 2 to 9 p.m. Location: Call: (925) 513-1702. brentwoodholidayonice.com

 

BUENA PARK- Knotts Christmas Crafts Village. Holiday decor, gifts, strolling carolers and visits from Santa are included in this unique once-a-year shopping extravaganza.  Hours: Open daily except Christmas. Cost (Monday through Friday): $10 adult; $5 senior; $5 age 3-11. Location: 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA. knotts.com

 

CAMBRIA - Festival of Trees.  Christmas cheer and Holiday hoopla combine with the joy of giving, at the annual Christmas Tree & Silent Auction. The $20 admission ticket includes wine and gourmet appetizers along with a chance to buy your fully decorated tree at the spirited live auction. Money from sales of trees goes to local charities. Doors open at 6:30 pm Call 927-3624 for information. cambriachamber.org

 

DEL MAR - Holiday of Lights Drive Thru. Head to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a spectacular lights show visible by car. This event is one of the most popular holiday displays of the season. Runs nightly through Jan. 3, 2010. Time: Daily at 5:30 p.m. Ends at 10 p.m. Sun-Thurs; 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday. Cost: $14 car of 6 people or less; $19 more than 6; $49 bus. Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA. Tickets: (858) 792-4252. Weather closure: (858) 793-5555.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Holiday Gondola Rides. Offered from 11 a.m. to Midnight. Location: Peter's Landing, Huntington Harbour, Huntington Beach, CA.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Surf City Nights. Outdoor street fair & farmer's market. Time: 5 to 9 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA. hbdowntown.com

 

LONG BEACH - Crystal Ice Skating Outdoor Rink. New in 2009 for the holidays, daily skating at The Pike is held in the grass area. Ice skate session receives parking validation.  Time: Mon-Friday 11am to 11pm; Sat. & Sunday 10am to 12am. Cost:? Location: Shoreline Drive & Queensway Bay, Long Beach, CA. thepikeatlongbeach.com

 

LOS ANGELES - Downtown on Ice at Pershing Square. Biggest rink and cheapest price, according to the city of Los Angeles Parks & Rec department, which invites you to come skate amidst the skyscrapers. Time: Monday -Thursday 12 Noon to 10 p.m.; Friday thru Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $6/ 1 hour rink time, $2 skate rental. Location: Pershing Square, Los Angeles, CA. laparks.org

 

ORANGE - Irvine Park Railroad Holiday Train. Time: Daily. Cost: Parking Fee. Free admission, fees charged for train rides and activities.

 

OXNARD - Channel Island Harbor Water Taxi Holiday Lights on the Water Ride. One of the most unique light displays on the California coast shows off the thousands of lights sparkle and dance across the water. Enjoy holiday decorations from the water as you tour Channel Islands Harbor and Mandalay Bay on the Water Taxi. Time: 6 and 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 person. Location: 3600 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, CA 93035. Reservations required, call: (805) (805) 985-5828 ext. 102. progressivedining.com


REDONDO BEACH - Seaside Ice Rink is open for outdoor beach ice skating next to the sunshine and sand. seasideice.com

 

SAN DIEGO - Gingerbread City. A spectacular holiday gala for charity featuring celebrity chefs, complimentary champagnes and wines, holiday music, exciting auctions and the largest nationally recognized gingerbread structure competition on the West Coast showcasing creations by San Diego’s leading chefs, artists and designers.  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Ticket: $250. Location: 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct, San Diego, CA

 

SAN FRANCISCO - Nutcracker Ballet - featuring San Francisco Ballet, this time honored classic is sure to please. One of the finest ballet companies on the West Coast presents an award-winning stage production of a Christmas holiday musical. Runs nightly through December 27 (few days excluded). Time: Hours vary. Location: War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA.  Tickets: $18 - 236. Call:(415) 865.2000,  sfballet.org

 

SAN FRANCISCO - Union Square Ice Skating Rink. Open daily through Jan. 18, be surrounded by your favorite stores and hotels in Union Square's outdoor holiday ice event. Opens daily at 10 a.m. Cost: $9.50 adult, $4.50 child, skate rental $4. unionsquareshop.com

 

SANTA ANA The Science of Gingerbread. Kids' imaginations can run free as they explore gingerbread, and learn that there's science in every bite! The annual gingerbread exhibit is one of the seasonal delights, along with this year's Mexico: Festival of Toys exhibit showing popular toys in Mexican culture. Also featured are exhibits, Head to Toe, and The True Story of Bats. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $9.95 - 12.95 approx. Get Tickets. Location: Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705. discoverycube.org

 

VACAVILLE - Festival of Trees. Holiday tree decorating auction. Look at and bid on 100 lovely decorated Christmas trees and take one home in this fund-raiser event. Time: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Vacaville Skating Center, 551 Davis St., Vacaville, CA. Cost: Free admission. vacavillefestivaloftrees.com

 

WALNUT CREEK - Downtown Walnut Creek on Ice. Ice skating rink outdoor. Fun for all ages.  Time: Open daily at 11 a.m. Cost: Mon-Thurs $11-15. Location: 1365 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, Ca. Call: ( 925) 935-7669. iceskatewalnutcreek.com 

 

 

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